Featured Day in the Life of; Joni, PhD candidate in The Fish Lab.

Hey there! I’m Joni and I am a 3rd year PhD candidate in The Fish Lab at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My PhD research is focussed on understanding the behavioural ecology of stingrays, with a particular focus on their interactions with humans. Specifically, I study the smooth stingray, which is Australia’s largest species of stingray. These charismatic megafauna are […]

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Self-Care When Studying For Your PhD

** In Collaboration **  Anyone who’s ever done a PhD will tell you how all-consuming it can be. From the sleepless nights to all of the sacrifices, it’s easy to lose sight of why you’re doing it in the first place. Everyone goes through tough times with their PhD, but it’s important that you put your health and wellbeing first. […]

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Feature day in the life of, Breann PhD candidate in nutritional biochemistry and molecular biology

Hey there! My name is Breann and I’m a 5th year PhD candidate in Nutritional Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (minor). This semester, I’m both working on my research and teaching a food science course as a first-time instructor! This means that my days are all over the map – a combination of wet lab work and bioinformatics alongside teaching labs, […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Kate, PhD student researching the common cockle.

Hi, I’m Kate and I’m a second year PhD student in University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. My work focusses on the common cockle, a type of shellfish found in Europe. I’m trying to understand why cockles have been dying in large numbers, by looking at reproduction, parasites and things like weather. I received an undergraduate degree in Zoology, as well […]

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